BA (Hons) Fine Art
Construction and practicality are the main objectives of Chloe Barlow’s practice. Her work has moved over the past four years from a more tactile approach, utilising welding, woodwork and construction techniques with a focus on the making and the durability of the objects used. The artwork provided a dichotomy between the female artist herself and the industrialised materials, and between the white cubed environment and objects from the outside brought in, in their authentic way.
She encourages people to think about how we interact with materials from day to day by bringing them into an institutional art space. Being locked up in a stranger’s home, her current practice has had an absence of materials and objects fit for purpose, but instead explores the more structural aspect of construction by creating detailed digital architectural illustrations of buildings which have a great significance to the artist. You are encouraged to colour in these images and make this your own unique copy.